10 Truly Underrated Hip-Hop Albums

Since its birth, there have been thousands of album roll-outs. With West Coast and East Coast rappers who brandished the 90s and recent standouts of the genre, Pioneers reinvented it into the “New Age of Hip-Hop.”

At this pace, slick gems are fading in the multitude and not getting their deserved accolades. Therefore, we have listed these albums from different eras — it does not matter which you were born. So dive right in to see the Hip-Hop bangers most widely disregarded.

Like in the track “Ransom the Destroyer”, he says: “my fear is being stabbed from the back / and you'll never know.” He ends the note with eerie vocals: “There are those who choose to defy the king / Tread carefully.”

Heavy is the Head (2021), Ransom & Big Ghost Ltd.

Devin's honesty throughout the album is probably the most loveable, winning element. There are tracks where he raps about his two-timing, blaming himself and his sinful nature.

Just Tryin' ta Live (2002), Devin the Dude

The album parallels the tragedies experienced in South America, the rapper's homeland. Also, Africa, the Middle East, other post-colonial lands, and third-world countries with its references to wars and racism throughout the tracks.

The 3rd World (2008), Immortal Technique

Canibus is a lyrical scientist whose highly experimental work integrates heavy punchlines and peak intelligence. You may even want to pause his spitfire flow for seconds while you try to decode the intricate concepts and advanced vocabulary.

Rip the Jacker (2003), Canibus

Although it climbed up a few charts, DiCaprio 2 deserves more credit for its clever lyricism, inventive flows, impressive features, and cathartic storytelling on each different track.

DiCaprio 2 (2018), J.I.D.

While a few tracks may be too graphic or offensive and not recommended for sensitive folks, the entire album portrays Hopsin as a diamond in the rough at the start of a promising career.

Gazing at the Moonlight (2009), Hopsin

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